Catapult Learning acquires special education programs in Arizona, Colorado

Catapult Learning announced Wednesday it has acquired the Educational Resources division of LifeShare USA.

The deal, the Camden-based provider of special education solutions said, will help expand its special education services in Arizona and Colorado.

Catapult’s programs are designed for students classified with learning exceptionalities, it said, including autism spectrum disorder and those with emotional and behavioral challenges.

“This acquisition complements the organic growth we’ve seen in Arizona and Colorado,” Catapult CEO Jeffrey Cohen said. “LifeShare’s programs are closely aligned to ours and we will continue its tradition of individualized instruction, enabling all students to achieve triumphs both on and off campus.”

LifeShare USA is a provider of private special education services. LifeShare’s Education Resource division provides specialized learning and therapeutic services to students across the disability spectrum, it said.

“The ability to perform well in school is critical to self-esteem, self-confidence, the acquisition of basic life skills and the ability to live as independent and productive citizens,” Erik Ryan, vice president of LifeShare’s West region, said. “I’m excited to join the Catapult Learning team. This acquisition ensures families in Arizona and Colorado have continued access to critical special education services by a leading national provider.”